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Purple Heron

Purple Heron
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Copyright: Iovescu Stefan (stefan) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 32] (137)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-07
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/550 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-13 10:24
Viewed: 2731
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) is a wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, breeding in Africa, central and southern Europe, and southern and eastern Asia. The European populations are migratory, wintering in tropical Africa; the more northerly Asian populations also migrate further south within Asia. It is a rare but regular wanderer north of its breeding range.
The Purple Heron is a large bird, 80-90 cm tall, with a 120-150 cm wingspan, but slender for its size, weighing only 0.5-1.3 kg. It is somewhat smaller than the Grey Heron, from which it can be distinguished by its darker reddish-brown plumage, and, in adults, darker grey back. It has a narrower yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults.

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  • Great 
  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-05-13 11:07]

O fotografie reusita despre acest stirc rosu, trebuie sa ai mult noroc ca sa faci o fotografie asa de buna despre aceasta specie!

Buna Stefan,
O imagine foarte buna, S-ul gatului caracteristic pentru acesti starci, culorile si detaliile excelente. Sper ca in curand sa pot prinde si eu o astfel de imagine cu starcul rosu.
Numai bine,

Ciao Stefan, a little lack of contrast but beautiful purple Heron against a wonderful blurry BG, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-05-13 11:35]

Intradevar greu de surprins o imagine buna cu aceasta specie.
Numai bine

Buna Stefan,
Excelent surprinsa aceasta pasare deosebita. Detaliile sunt bune.
Un pic de umblat la "levels" ar fi creat un contrast mai bun.
Oricum, felicitari!

Hello Iovescu,
a beautiful capture of the Purple Heron taken from an excellent POV in a nice pose, IMHO a bit OE, good sharpness and beautiful natural colours.
Best regards

Ciao Stefan. Great capture and good light so like the colours. Not best sharp.


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